GABRIEL CHÁVEZ CASAZOLA
GABRIEL CHÁVEZ CASAZOLA (b.1972, Bolivia) Poet and journalist, considered “one of the essential voices of contemporary Bolivian and Latin American poetry”. His books were published in 15 countries: Spain, France, Italy, USA, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. His poems have been translated into 10 languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Romanian and Catalan, as well as into the Braille language, and he has been invited to poetry meetings, festivals and readings in the three Americas and in Europe. Among other books of poetry, he is the author of El agua iluminada /The illuminated water (Bolivia, 2010), La mañana se llenará de jardineros/The morning will be filled with gardeners (Ecuador, 2013; Bolivia, 2014) and Multplicación del sol/Multiplication of the sun (Colombia, 2017; Chile, 2018; Bolivia, 2019). Many anthologies of his work exist: El pie de Eurídice – The foot of Eurydice (Colombia, 2014); La canción de la sopa/The song of soup (Ecuador, 2014); Cámara de niebla/Chamber of fog (Argentina 2014; Bolivia, 2015; Costa Rica, 2017; Cuba, 2019; Colombia, 2020; Mexico, 2022); Aviones de papel bajo la lluvia/Paper airplanes under the rain (Spain, 2016); Légamo y luz/Silt and light (Mexico, 2017); the origami-book Cinco poemas/Five poems (Mexico, 2017); Hoja de vida (Perú, 2021); Entre los dos cielos (Honduras, 2022) and three bilingual anthologies of his poetry: Il canto dei cortili/El canto de los patios (Italy, 2018), translated by Emilio Coco; La vitesse des fantômes/De la velocidad de los fantasmas (France, 2018), translated by Jean Portante; and Persistence of tattoos/Persistencia de los tatuajes (USA, 2018), translated by Guadalupe Robles. He received the Medal of Cultural Merit of Bolivia and the Editorial Prize for the Best Book of the Year, among other awards in his country. He is the curator of the International “City of the Rings” Poetry Meeting of the Santa Cruz International Book Fair and professor at the Creative Writing program of the University of Santa Cruz (UPSA) in Bolivia. He directs the poetry collection “Agua Ardiente” by Plural Editores and the poetry workshop “Llamarada Verde” in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, where he resides.